Teaching

 

 

Classical guitar, electric guitar, improvisation and

composition lessons with Dan. 

 

Dan has taught hundreds of pupils since 1996: children, undergraduates, postgraduates and adults.After adding a Trinity College of Music Teacher's Diploma to his list of qualifications, his teaching career started at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he taught in the Academic, Guitar and Junior Departments. Since moving to France in 2010 he has taught at L'Ecole Municipale de Musique in Coutras and he presently runs all music programmes at Bordeaux International School. He is the guitar teacher at L'Ecole de Musique in Saint Laurent des Hommes and has a thriving private teaching practice. He is bilingual, so can teach in English or French.

 

Dan's Teaching Philosophy 

Dan believes that learning an instrument should be a positive and enriching experience. Dan is a very experienced, creative, knowledgeable and relaxed teacher. He aims through his lessons to nurture the student, not only to be a better guitarist but to bring the discipline and enjoyment of playing the guitar through to every aspect of the student's life. He loves to share his passion of music and the instrument through his lessons. He understands that every student is different and will learn in varying ways. He aims to tailor his approach to suit each student. He is inspired by the Suzuki Method and his own experiences of working with visually-impaired and blind students.

 

Private Guitar Lessons 

 Dan has a well established private teaching practice. He teaches all ages and abilities, from very young children to adults well into retirement. His lessons are built and structured with your aims as a guitarist in mind. He can comfortably teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, folk and bass guitars. As a performer he is equally as comfortable in a concert hall playing classical guitar as improvising with a band. He can share his knowledge of improvisation with you as well as helping with musical interpretation. He also has the ability to quickly arrange most music for the guitar to suit the standard of the learner. For more information about private guitar lessons please contact Dan here or directly by email - danplucks@aol.com.

 

Skype Guitar Lessons 

From 2017 Dan wishes to branch out into teaching via Skype. Living in a small village in South West France, he often has teaching requests from people who are situated just too far away or abroad. He would like to be able to use technology to solve this problem. This is a new venture for Dan, if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity of learning via Skype he will offer a complimentary consultation. Please email Dan to discuss these possibilities.

 

Guitar Coaching, Workshops or Summer schools

 

Living in such a beautiful part of the World, Dan has been fortunate to teach in some truly amazing settings. In 2012 he was on the team of tutors for the Internationally-renowned Guitare en France Summer School alongside Eleftheria Kotzia and Gérard Abiton. Dan provides and directs arrangements for holiday courses to suit all standards. If you would like Dan to teach at your summer school or if you have the facilities and would like to set up a music course, Dan would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

Please contact Dan if you would like him to present a workshop or coaching session in your school, guitar society, club or band. 

He offers a variety of workshops including:

classical guitar groups

guitar soloists 

improvisation

chord reading

setting up bands

composition

musical Interpretation, masterclasses and much more.  

 

Teaching Publications

Dan is the author of several published teaching workbooks. These include his Reading Jazz Chords workbook, his collection of 160 progressive Sight Reading Exercises, Prima Vista, a Technique of Teaching Interval Recognition and  In Touch With Guitar - an audio tutor book for visually-impaired guitarists on 5 CDs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dan Jones

Guitarist, composer, teacher

danplucks@aol.com

La Croix de Barillon, 24400, St Laurent des Hommes, France.

0033 (0)553 81 03 85

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